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Notice and Takedown Statement

 

Notice and Takedown Statement

 


 

In making material available online the Rotorua Library acts in good faith. However, despite these safeguards, we recognise that from time to time material published online may be in breach of copyright laws, contain sensitive personal data, or include content that may be regarded as sensitive, objectionable, obscene, offensive, disturbing, or defamatory, or that could be considered harmful under the New Zealand Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015.

 

  1. Please notify us in writing if you have found material on our Website that you are concerned contains:
    a. content that breaches your copyright (or the copyright of a person for whom you are the authorised representative) and that is not covered by a limitation or exception;
    b. your personal information for which you have not given permission, or that otherwise contravenes privacy laws; or
    c. content that you consider sensitive, objectionable, obscene, offensive, disturbing or defamatory, or that could be considered harmful under the New Zealand Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015.


  2. Send your notification to us by:
    a.    email to our Heritage and Research Team at Library.HeritageandResearch@rotorualc.nz; or
    b.    letter mailed to Heritage and Research Team, Rotorua Library, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046


  3. Your notification must specify the following:
    a.    Your contact details
    b.    The full details of the material
    c.    The exact and full url where you found the material
    d.    If the request relates to copyright, provide proof that you are the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the rights holder or are an authorised representative.
    e.    The reason for your request including but not limited to copyright law, privacy laws, data protection, obscenity, defamation etc. 

 

 

Takedown

 

Upon receipt of notification, this ‘Notice and Takedown’ procedure is then invoked as follows:

 

  1. Rotorua Library will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email or letter and will make an assessment of the validity and plausibility of the complaint.

  2. Upon receipt of a valid and plausible complaint, the material will be temporarily removed from the Rotorua Library digital platform website pending an agreed solution.

  3. Rotorua Library will contact the contributor who uploaded the material, if relevant. The contributor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what grounds, and will be asked to provide their response to the concerns raised by the complainant to Rotorua Library.

  4. The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes: 
    a.    The material is replaced on the Rotorua Library, Pakiaka website unchanged. 
    b.    The material is replaced on the Rotorua Library, Pakiaka website with changes. 
    c.    The material is permanently removed from the website.

  5. If the contributor and the compliant are unable to agree a solution, the material will remain unavailable through the Rotorua Library until when a resolution has been reached. 

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